Mercy (2010)

A cynical novelist enters into an affair with the critic who isn't fooled by his romantic posturing in this romantic drama starring and written by Scott Caan. John (Caan) may write about being in love, but the truth of the matter is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I have a problem with movies about men who women cannot resist.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Scott Caan, of all people, playing a writer of romantic novels?

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Frustratingly uneven...

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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times

Mercy is a romantic drama with some good qualities -- among them earnestness and strong performances -- but not enough to completely overcome the strain of its clichés.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

With Glenn offscreen for huge sections of the film, Mercy devolves into yet another navel-gazing drama about a glib cad redeemed by the love of a good woman.

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Mark Peikert
New York Press

There's a frayed romanticism to Caan's script that belies his swaggering air of machismo; this is a man who understands the price of love, even if Johnny can't, or more probably, won't.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Scott Caan delivers a complex portrait of a womanizing bully with a cream-puff heart.

David Fear
Time Out

Caan can't seem to play up his strengths. He's a raw talent who needs an editor for his scripts and a strong hand behind the camera guiding him. Mercy gives our guy neither.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Caan's decision to cast real-life pals such as Jane Fonda's son Garity, McDermott and John Boyd (as a blabbering lovesick friend)--not to mention his father--makes sense, but the decision to leave out the heart of his narrative doesn't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Where it loses points is in the rather cheesy fate that befalls one of heroes in the end - most people would see it coming all the way, and in retrospect, I… More
Deb S
Scott Caan plays Johnny, a successful jaded fictional writer, who writes about love but has never been in love probably because his father (played by his own… More
Walter M.
In "Mercy," Johnny(Scott Caan, who also wrote and produced) wakes up alone in his bed after another wild night of frenzied sex, only to listen to his… More
Christopher Haskell
Scott Caan does a good enough job writing, producing, and acting in this emotional drama. The film loses steam progressively throughout the first three-fourths… More